Het Jonge Schaap
Het Jonge Schaap
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TUFC
Dunblane, Scotland163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This was the windmill we chose to visit given they cost 6e each . It is new but to the original blueprint. It was dismantled to be re-erected here but during the Second World War the original timber was all used for other things. It was very interesting to see the log being prepared for sawing and it being sawn . You tend to think windmills grind things or pump water so to see logs being made was different .
Written 15 June 2024
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kd1289
Chicago, IL115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Cool exhibits/demonstration + short movie explaining history of the windmills in the area as well as the mechanics of the wood mill. Overall, Zaanse Schans is quite touristy but this windmill was worth the visit regardless.
Written 6 March 2024
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Floating C
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Best attraction in an overpriced experience. A wind-powered sawmill is always worth a trip. The video of how it was (re)built was interesting. But ultimately, not a great deal to actually see.
Written 29 August 2023
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Lisamarch
Chatham, IL1,814 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Exceeded our expectations. Honestly knew nothing about how a saw mill worked until this visit. The man who gave us a tour was informative and friendly.
Written 11 June 2023
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natalie w
Wilmington, DE32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This windmill was constructed by hand, using authentic techniques, in the early 2000s and the video showing how it was done is fascinating. We toured the windmill after the video and greatly enjoyed learning about the technology and methods. Highly recommend this stop.
Written 2 June 2023
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Beijinggul X
Cincinnati, OH207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Was totaaly impressed with this visit. Got to see sawmill at work. Despite the rain, we still enjoyed the scenery including the quaint village that surrounds the mills.
Written 2 February 2020
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Taniusha
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Very nice experience!enjoyed it so much it was a lot of wind that day
The photo tells everything!Look at the wooden shoes of the owner :he told me he allready got used with them even.
Written 26 December 2019
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Jerry J
Las Vegas, NV21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was really awesome!!! The guys explained everything from how the trees are brought, how the windmill works, and I saw them cut a pine tree!! Awesome!! Highly recommend!!!
Written 11 November 2019
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Simonh
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
ok, so i am a wood bore. and it is my job, but i was not expecting this. we had booked a tour of windmills, clogs, biscuits etc.. and we had no idea that this was on the tour.
a fascinating day to see how this revolution in utilising wind power to run a sawmill, and its impact not only only dutch history but that of northern europe.

the sheer beauty of the mill working is a delight.

enjoy.
Written 6 November 2019
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PookyCake
Victoria, Canada14,357 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Molen Het Jonge Schaap is one of six historic windmills in Zaanse Schans. Much like De Gekroonde Poelenburg, this windmill is used as a sawmill; as such, it cuts logs and prepares them for shipment elsewhere. As other thoughtful reviewers have noted, the interiors of Het Jonge Schaap are extremely detailed and complex – it really gets you thinking about how the engineers used their cunning and ingenuity to harness the power of wind for such an elaborate task.

Unlike the other windmills of Zaanse Schans, which have roots back to the Dutch Golden Age, Het Jonge Schaap is, in fact, a replica. The original wooden wind-powered sawmill was built in 1680 and remained in operation until 1942 when it was demolished. Some 65 years later, Het Jonge Schaap was built using detailed original drawings to demonstrate the versatility of windmills in the Netherlands. The end result is a thing of beauty, combining reliable technical skill with the natural world. Thus, while this windmill may not necessarily be as “historic” as the others, it nevertheless adds an air of authenticity to the Zaanse Schans experience.

Additionally, once you know of this windmill’s history, the name Het Jonge Schaap, or “the young sheep,” makes a lot more sense ;)
Written 12 October 2019
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